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SUMMARY OF SCARRING RELATED TO BREAST REVISION, BREAST LIFT AND BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY

Posted On: May 22, 2009 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Reduction, Breast Revision

In general, patients who undergo formal mastopexies or the inferior pedicle Wise-pattern scar or breast reduction using the similar approach will have scarring which can never be completely predictable.  Realize that scarring can be associated with hypertrophic, keloid, widespread, hypo or hyperpigmentation.  We inform patients both in verbal as well as written consents of the unpredictable nature of scarring in that there can never be a final guarantee as to the final appearance of the scar.  As a result, patients should understand that scarring is an enormous component of breast reduction, breast lift and abdominoplasty surgery and if the patient isn’t completely accepting and realistic as to final possible outcomes of scarring, she or he should not undergo the operation that would require these incisions to remove lax or loose redundant skin. 

Please refer to www.breastrevisionsurgeon.com for further information on scarring.